Do you ENJOY working out? If so, then do it as much as you want as long as you don't injure yourself and it doesn't take you away from other things. However, you don't want to do something so much that you burn out on it and end up giving up. How about trying some new forms of exercise/activity where you have fun and burn calories?
You can do three workouts a week, as long as they are the right intensity. I love 20-30 minute workouts that make me sweat from beginning to end.
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30 mins of each activity sounds pretty good right now. But like M@L said, increasing the intensity rather than duration is going to be more beneficial. Lift heavier. Run intervals instead of just a flat pace, etc.
If you are already exercising regularly, I don't really see any pitfall (as long as you don't do 5-6 days in a row of high impact activity like running).
You should be aiming to increase the intensity of exercise, regardless of the extra time available to you over these 2 weeks.
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So the question should be more like "what if I increase my workout" and I think 5-6 days is excessive. Unless you're on some sort of peaking program in preparation for a meet or competition, I don't see the point in the increase. I don't know what your routine is, so I'm going under the assumption that you'd just be doing the same thing with an increased frequency.
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